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The Resource A thousand acres : a novel, Jane Smiley

A thousand acres : a novel, Jane Smiley

Label
A thousand acres : a novel
Title
A thousand acres
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Title variation
1000 acres
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dark truths and long-suppressed emotions come to the surface in 1979 when a successful Iowa farmer decides to cut one of his daughters out of his will
Summary
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand acre plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the daughters' activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and their farm
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1991.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
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056352
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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True
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Parent and adult child
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Aging parents
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
  • Sisters
  • Iowa
  • Aging parents
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Parent and adult child
  • Sisters
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand acres : a novel, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53890394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400033836
Lccn
2003283902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53890394
Label
A thousand acres : a novel, Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53890394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400033836
Lccn
2003283902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53890394

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